Adrian Van Young is the author of two books: The Man Who Noticed Everything, a collection of stories; and Shadows in Summerland, a novel. His fiction, nonfiction, and criticism have been published or are forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Conjunctions, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, Slate, VICE, The Believer, the New Yorker, and Granta, as well as the anthologies Gigantic Worlds, Mechanical Animals: Tales at the Crux of Creatures and Tech, and Tiny Crimes: Very Short Tales of Mystery and Murder, among others. Van Young attended Columbia University’s MFA program in fiction, receiving a Henfield Prize. In the years since, he won Black Lawrence Press’s St. Lawrence Book Award for his first collection of stories, and has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He has taught English and creative writing at the undergraduate and high school levels for more than a decade. Van Young lives with his family in New Orleans.